Pilar Somacarera-Íñigo is Assistant Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. She received her certificate from the ANECA (Spanish Agency for the Assessment of University lecturers) to become Full Professor in 2016. She teaches English, Irish, Scottish and Canadian Literature at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.  Her main research field has been Canadian literature in English where she has published extensively about Canadian women writers such as Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro and Ann Marie MacDonald in peer-reviewed journals and publishers such as The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (Sage), Studies in Canadian Literature (University of New Brunswick, Canada), Anglia (De Gruyter) and Cambridge University Press. She was a visiting fellow in IASH (Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities) at the University of Edinburgh from January to July 2015, where she worked on a project on the connections between Scottish culture and Canadian Literature. While in Edinburgh, she also developed an interest in the interface between literature and religion and started a line of research about the reception of Teresa of Avila in the works of Scottish and Irish women writers, such Kate O’Brien.